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Louisville's Ware up on crutches after surgery

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Kevin Ware, from Louisville Sports Information Kevin Ware, from Louisville Sports Information
Kevin Ware, from Louisville Sports Information Kevin Ware, from Louisville Sports Information
INDIANAPOLIS -

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware is already up and walking -- a day after his right leg snapped during the team's victory over Duke in an NCAA regional final.
    
Coach Rick Pitino visited Ware again this morning in the hospital. He says doctors are watching to make sure an infection doesn't develop. If all goes well, he says, Ware should be released tomorrow.
    
During a 2-hour operation last night, doctors reset Ware's broken tibia and inserted a rod into the bone.
    
Pitino says Ware's teammates expect to have him on the bench when they play in the Final Four this weekend in Atlanta. Ware's family lives in the Atlanta area.
    
When he visited Ware last night, Pitino brought him the Midwest Regional championship trophy -- and this morning, he says, Ware didn't want to give it up. The coach let him keep it, and told him, "Just make sure you don't lose it."

Ware spoke with the New York Daily News on Monday, telling the paper, "This is a minor setback for a major comeback.

"I have to have the right approach to it. (Doctors) told me things are going to be good for me. This is not a lifetime injury where I can never play basketball again. ... But getting to where I want to be and where I need to be is going to take some time."

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